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About neolithic3

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  1. Do your own homework, kid! Learn to think and research and form ideas for yourself. It might actually end up coming in handy for you in life.
  2. Ah, okay thanks I will just leave the extra RAM out for now as I don't really need more than 8G for gaming and the basic internet usage I do. I just thought I'd add more in so it didn't go to waste when I ditched my old PC.
  3. So basically, if I had a stick of fast new RAM and a stick of slower older RAM, that would cause my PC to really only use any of the RAM at the speed of the slower RAM? Like the saying goes about a chain being only as strong as its weakest link?
  4. Hi all, I have a new PC with 8G RAM (2x4G) - Corsair Vengeance Blue http://products.ncix.com/detail/corsair-vengeance-blue-cmz8gx3m2x1600c8b-8gb-21-66910.htm I would like to add in another 8G of RAM that I salvaged from my previous PC which is 2x4G Kingston http://products.ncix.com/detail/kingston-kvr13n9s8k2-8-8gb-2x4gb-kits-4a-88587.htm Please note the Corsair RAM has slightly different specs [CL8-9-8-24] than it seems a lot of RAM has. Will that be an issue with compatibility? Also, will my older (somewhat "budget" RAM) have a negative impact on my new RAM in anyway by slowing it down or create any other issues? Thanks guys, I am learning so much in this forum!
  5. Hi Trevor, It doesn't seem to make any noise at all when plugged in to the contraption I bought in order to try and trsnfer the data to my new PC. I feel like it maybe made a small "click" type sound the very first time I plugged it in and then nothing. I'm a noob - based on the photos I posted at the start of this thread, where would I do those things (the setting a jumper and the rotating)?
  6. Yes, I plugged it in as far as it could go. I found it to be a really really tight fit, I had to push it very hard to get it in, but I think it was in all the way. I have a bad feeling the drive is probably dead, so I guess I will check into some recovery options and see if it is worth whatever they charge. Thanks a lot everyone for the information and advice
  7. Sorry, I'm not meaning to ignore your suggestion. But to be honest, I am fairly clueless with computers so the thought of getting into the case and trying to use a cable that I don't even know if I have and plug it into whatever it needs to get plugged into freaks me out. It's not that I would find it a hassle so much as I literally have almost no idea what to do (and I just bought a brand new PC and am scared of screwing it up somehow). That's really why I tried the method I did - it seemed simple and impossible to foul up.
  8. I bought one of those today and tried it. It didn't work. I dont think that the harddrive even started spinning, and my computer couldn't recogize it as a drive. I tried another one (a newer SATA drive) and it worked.
  9. Hey guys, I bought this item today http://www.ncix.com/search/?q=36790-1253 I bought it and brought it home to try. The guy at the shop seemed to think it wouldnt work for my old IDE harddrive but I was determined to try anyway. I read reviews and people said it worked for their old drives of a similar age. Plus I can use it for other things in the future. I just gave it a try and it will read a 10 year old SATA drive, but nothing happens when I try it on my 1998 IDE drive. I dont even hear the drive spinning. Does this just mean the drive is toast and I am out of luck?
  10. XFX power supplies are Seasonic - they are reliable and a good buy.
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  12. I looked at the NCIX website, since the store is closeby and found this http://products.ncix.com/detail/vantec-2-5-3-5-5-25-sata-ide-6b-36790.htm Hopefully it will work. Thanks a lot, everyone who replied. It's great to have a place to get good/helpful feedback from people that are more knowleagable about these things than myself.